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The Grand Cinema

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Address: 606 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402-2321
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+1 253-593-4474
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 13:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00

We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to engage...

We are the South Sound's home of independent film. Our mission is to engage our community through film art, and as a non-profit we are supported by our members, a dedicated volunteer force, small staff team, and talented Board of Directors.

Visit our theater for a unique and cozy cinema experience, and keep an eye out for our community discussions, special film series, and annual events like the Academy Awards Party and Tacoma Film Festival.

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Senior Movie

Normal seating, great popcorn with real butter, prices are reasonable for seniors, theatre kept clean, $2.00 parking next door. After movie Corina desserts next door. Top notch... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Tacoma, Washington
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Tacoma, Washington
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Normal seating, great popcorn with real butter, prices are reasonable for seniors, theatre kept clean, $2.00 parking next door. After movie Corina desserts next door. Top notch movie

Thank _elsiegraham404
Fife, Washington
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Lots of member perks but still a good place if your just visiting Tacoma or South Sound. Fresh popcorn just made, and now serves beer or wine as well. And after the film go next door for coffee and dessert.

Thank Onekrout
Port Orchard, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My 23-year-son wanted to me to see "La La Land" (his 3rd time and my first) and the only theatre showing it in our area was The Grand Cinema, which has been converted into a small multiplex cinema. Never been there before but it was easy to find. The first thing that was off-putting was the parking. Only 2 hour... More 

Thank Rick L
Columbus, Ohio
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The staff were all very attentive and no nonsense. The theaters are intimate scale, food value was reasonable in comparison to larger theaters, and you can even order a beer or wine to take in while you watch a movie!

1 Thank Jorge N
Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

What a treat to sit in an intimate, family-sized viewing room watching first rate international films available 365 days of the year, multiple offerings from which to select with several different viewing times. Well worth the drive from Olympia.

1 Thank Jane S
Sacramento, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Though appearing to be a storefront from the street, this is a well-equipped, multi-screen cinema. Repertoire is art and indie films, as well as first run larger productions. Staff was very helpful, and free off-street parking is available (street parking in the area is limited to 90 minutes). Digital projection and sound quality were excellent. Well-stocked snack bar, including beer... More 

1 Thank GuyJeen
Lakewood, Washington, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We just returned from a great showing of this Beatles documentary by Ron Howard. What a fantastic 2 hours spent going back in time to the group's touring days. This movie house had a sound system to do the Fab Four proud. The theater is old time small with comfortable seats with retracting arm rests. The sound system captured the... More 

Thank Surfpinky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a really well-supported classic theatre that has been maintained and operated by a small group of dedicated locals. A fun place for a movie night.

Thank byron s
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Oh my, such a nice little theater for independent films, classics films & a few mainstream flix. The staff/volunteers are too cool with their love for films & movies, the ticket price is reasonable, the popcorn is really good but parking can be a hinderance. I like it and will be sure to visit again soon.

Thank MsK253
Tacoma, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Here's a testimony: The Grand is largely staffed by devoted volunteers. Most of the people you see working are there because they love film. Typically the only paid staff person is in the box office. The Grand brings hard to find independent, foreign and second run films to our city. There are 4 screens. Tickets are $10 each, with the... More 

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